The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the American legal system, focusing primarily on the criminal case. Basic legal principles are reviewed. Sources of law are discussed, and the ability to locate basic legal references is developed. This module reviews the basic protections that American society has chosen to afford its citizens, and the responsibilities citizens have to meet in order to warrant these protections. As you proceed through this module, consider carefully the fundamental protections that the law provides, and the limits of those protections. Ask yourself how far one individual may go in pursuing his/her own interests before the interests of the state step in to limit individual actions.
Note: All courses are considered elective options as long as prerequisites are complete, if applicable.